Parathas are indian breads stuffed with various fillings, these have always been my favorite. They are the easiest wholesome meals, with numerous variety of vegetables infused in them. So you can sneak up almost every vegetable through a paratha for the fussy kids. Another reason I love making paratha is you can easily pair them with various sides as fresh butter, dahi (yogurt), achaar (pickles) and even ketchup, which easily available in your refrigerator.
2 cups Wheat flour
1/4 cup Besan (Chickpea flour)
3/4 cup finely grated or shredded Cabbage
1/4 cup finely chopped Onions
1/4 cup finely chopped Coriander
1-2 Green chilies, finely chopped
4-5 cloves of garlic minced
1/2 Cup chopped methi (Fenugreek leaves)
1/2 tspn Coriander-Cumin powder
1/4 tspn Garam masala
1 tspn red chili powder
1/2 tspn turmeric powder
5 tspn Oil
Salt to taste
Oil for frying parathas
2-3 tspn milk
- Add 2 tspn warm oil, 2-3 tspn milk (you can avoid milk and add 1 tspn oil for a vegan version) and add little water to the dough and knead into a smooth and pliable dough.Take care that the dough should not be very sticky,it should be bit stiff while kneading so that it would become little soft when we start rolling.Leave it aside for 10-15 mins.
- In a pan heat 3 tspn oil, then add onions, green chilies and garlic and saute well for 3-4 mins.
- Now add the turmeric powder, the powders, and salt and mix well. Then add cabbage, methi leaves and coriander and saute the mixture for about 4-5 mins.
- Lower the heat and add the chickpea flour gradually to the mixture and keep mixing. If the mixture seems very dry sprinkle some water and cover the pan, cook for 2 mins. Let the filling to cool down.
- Take a big lemon sized ball and roll into a thick layer (1/2 inch). Now add 1 full tspn of the filling to its centre and seal the filling from all sides shaping into a ball.Flatten the ball slightly and roll this carefully without giving pressure. Don’t roll it too thin, heat a pan and fry this paratha in it.Cook on one side for 1 min, now flip it over and apply some oil and cook on other side till everything is nice and golden.
- Serve them hot with fresh butter, yogurt, achaar or raita.